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The Secret to Making Lots of Money

August 5th, 2008 by shawn · 22 Comments


Let me guess: you found this post because you want to get rich. And you’re trying to find ways to make money online. I’ll take another wild-ass guess: you read affiliate marketing forums or blogs. One more guess: you’ve read over a couple of e-books in your life.

I’m probably correct for a good number of people reading this. And I realize something else: you want to find out secrets, secrets which will help you earn lots of money.

So I’ll reveal something I’ve found out – there are no secrets. There really aren’t! There are basic elements of success (in life) and they generally apply across the board in most situations.

  • Knowledge of the basics.
  • Hard work.
  • Practice.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Good looks and a great sense of humor.

There is no secret ingredient to success. There is simply the basic desire to win and a devotion or adherence to the basic elements listed above. And maybe a small bit of luck thrown in. But that’s it.

You want to see an example of a guy who was successful, without “magic” or secrets? A guy who used creative thinking more than anything to become successful? Read here to see how he made $95,000 in two months.

Any of us can do the same – we all have the skills, we’re just not suing them.

(I didn’t forget about the Shareasale Tool by the way – it’s coming. Promise.)

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    22 Comments

    2008-08-08 08:10:52

    That pretty much nailed it – it is all about the hard works and putting ideas into action – so many people have great ideas but don’t act on them.

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    Comment by John Lehman, Ph. D.
    2008-08-08 15:48:06

    I have built increased my client base consistently since I began providing law enforcement pre-employment psychological evaluations for local North Texas law enforcement agencies in 1994 because of these very reasons. Hard work, diligence, and the ability to provide a good quality, needed service to an industry that demands excellence.

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    Comment by John Lehman, Ph. D.
    2008-08-08 15:50:00

    This is exactly how I’ve built my client base. I now provide pre-employment psychological evaluations to many prominent public safety departments in Texas.

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    Comment by John W. Furst
    2008-08-09 18:03:25

    Right, there is no secret sauce. It’s just the repetitive application of marketing knowledge.

    Most people fail by not taking action.

    Find out what people want and give it to them. That’s the not so secret secret. Yours John

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    Comment by Bruno Auger
    2008-08-09 20:26:19

    Yes I agree. If you have a strong desire you create the income you want, you will achieve it. Just following what you have outlined there should get people off to a great start.

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    2008-08-10 07:39:03

    People’s biggest problem with making money is FEAR. Either they are afraid to try something new, spend money on marketing techniques they know little about, think outside of the box and failure to name a few. If you can over come this fear and venture out on your own then yes you can make money. If not, then it just makes it that much harder for you.

    Steve

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    Comment by Joey
    2008-08-16 20:06:41

    That’s true there is no real secret in this business, all you need is to do your time just like inmate in jail. You need to do your time, you need to research, you need to experiment. Sooner or later you will get it, and you will find the truth. Remember from if you make 1 dollar a day, that means your doing something right. So keep doing what you are doing, and you will get there.

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    Comment by URL Shortener
    2008-08-19 04:45:28

    Before it was difficult for me to find ways to make money online. I think now I am at right place. I like your tips and suggestion.

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    Comment by Mark
    2008-08-21 12:33:18

    As I started around year 2000 it was really easy to make quickbucks. But right now it’s not that easy anymore. There are so many competitors fighting for search engine top spots that it blows my mind :-(

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    Comment by Zeu
    2008-08-24 16:00:04

    All these ebooks talk about the same thing .. nothgin

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    Comment by Robert Cyr
    2008-08-24 19:26:24

    I think the hardest part is dedication…staying the course without success! Be patient when trying to build an online income!

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    Comment by Get Paid Daily
    2008-08-29 04:34:41

    The secret is exactly as you stated. Hard work and putting to use your god given talents. Making money online is not easy but if done correctly anything can be accomplished.

    I am doing it now and even get paid daily doing so, and so can anyone else if they put their minds to it.

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    Comment by Sharon
    2008-08-29 05:18:44

    Many people fear of making money as they have to invest and experiment for something that is new.This kind of secrets may be helpful to those who are planning to strart a new business.

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    2008-09-07 22:26:24

    Getting to the point and making the right decision is very difficult. Thanks for the great info!

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    2008-09-16 09:09:22

    I think too many people suffer from procrastination – once they realise that it’s going to take time and effort they put things off too much. I know inaction held me back for a long time – however when the money started running out that spurred me into action!

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    Comment by hawaii mls
    2008-09-19 10:31:30

    This kind of secrets may be helpful to those who are planning to start a new business. Really it will be magic for a new one.

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    Comment by Ryan Cameron
    2008-09-28 22:36:36

    You’re 100% right. There are no secrets to getting rich overnight…Legally anyway. :) Work hard and then work HARDER. Push yourself, exhaust ALL options before giving up. Most people won’t put in the work, that’s why most people – fail.

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    Comment by Mattie
    2008-10-07 05:17:41

    Yes I agree. If you have a strong desire you create the income you want, you will achieve it. Just following what you have outlined there should get people off to a great start.

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    Comment by Golden Beach homes
    2011-09-03 01:01:19

    You’re absolutely right, when there is desire, there will be motivation to achieve something great. When there is motivation, there will be hard work. When there is hard work, there will be results. You just have to set your mind to it, then do it.

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